A New Jersey man recently was indicted on multiple sexual assault charges against two juvenile girls. He faces serious penalties for sex crimes including endangering the welfare of a child, sexual assault by contact and child abuse.
The accused man, a Bayonne resident, allegedly sexually abused two underage girls between the years of 2005 and 2010. The 34-year-old apparently used a pseudonym and mimicked the identity of multiple authority figures on social media sites to lure the minors into meeting him. Among his personas were a Navy SEAL, a swim instructor and a talent agent. The accused supposedly appeared on dating sites and told women that he owned multiple successful businesses.
Officers allegedly discovered videos and photos of the man’s crimes prior to his indictment. The accused was also charged with making two counts of terrorist threats. He was officially charged in December of 2012 for a separate sexual assault charge against a 15 year old girl in March of that year. The man was additionally indicted in May for the alleged five year crimes. If convicted during a criminal trial, he faces up to 20 years in prison. New Jersey police continue to seek information on further alleged victims.
If convicted of a sex crime in the state of New Jersey, one could be appointed a permanent criminal record and a lengthy jail sentence. An experienced criminal defense attorney could be capable of compiling important evidence and examining history to establish a case. They may also be able to reduce or dismiss the charges and remove them from records.
Source: The Jersey Journal, “Bayonne man who posed as Navy SEAL indicted in sex assaults on 2 girls”, Anthony J. Machcinski, May 29, 2013